The ferry port of Gothenburg connects Sweden with Germany & Denmark with ferry services operated by Stena Line.
There is a choice of up to 42 sailings per week from Gothenburg with the shortest crossing taking around 3 hours 15 minutes.
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Gothenburg, situated on the mild western coast of Sweden, is a major port city built on the banks of the Göta älv river. Founded by King Adolphus in the mid-17th Century, the city has evolved into the second largest settlement in the country with a rich musical culture centred around the neo-classical Gothenburg Concert Hall. It is also home to Scandinavia’s most popular film festival, an event that attracts over a 100,000 cinema fans every year.
Gothenburg port is the largest in the region and overseas trading has long been a lynchpin of the city’s economy. Cruise passengers visiting the port are well accommodated too. The terminal on the south side of the river is a modern, open-plan building currently operated by Stena Line. Check-ins are processed through a streamlined electronic system, specifically designed to handle the 1.7 million ferry-goers that pass through every year.
Those arriving at the port can catch a shuttle bus into the centre of the city or board a tram at the nearest station of Järntorget just 20 minutes away on foot. Gothenburg is supplied by a vast network of transport links, the busiest of which being the city’s Central train station that whisks passengers across most of Sweden.
Two routes currently leave from the port; a daily service to Frederikshavn, Denmark and the half-day sail south across the Kattegat area of the North Sea to the city of Kiel in Germany.
There are 2 Ferry terminals in Gothenburg, both well sign posted from the city centre.
Masthugsterminalen - Danmarks terminalen is used for sailings to/from Frederikshavn and is situated approximately 4km from Gothenburg city centre.
Majnabbeterminalen - Tysklands terminalen is used for sailings to/from Germany and is about 6km form the centre.
Masthugsterminalen, Andréegatan 9, 40519 Göteborg, Sweden
Majnabbe, Tysklandsterminalen, 40519 Göteborg
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